In voodoo worship, a corpse made by witchcraft to move and walk as if alive; slang, a person of the lowest order of intelligence.
Corpse believed to be reanimated by a spirit and enslaved. The idea, widespread in Haiti, possibly arose from voodoo priests using the nerve poison tetrodotoxin (from the puffer fish) to produce a semblance of death from which the victim afterwards physically recovers. Those eating incorrectly prepared puffer fish in Japan have been similarly affected.
Several kinds of rum with fruit juice and usually apricot liqueur; SYN. zombi.